Pixellot and The National Travel Basketball Association team up to bring greater access to youth tournaments
Pixellot has partnered with youth travel basketball tournament operator The National Travel Basketball Association (NTBA) to provide software and hardware solutions for the capture, production and streaming of basketball games and tournaments across the US.
NTBA hosts events across the country for boys and girls aged 8-18. Activities begin with a series of regular-season weekend tournaments for varying age divisions and conclude with three National Championship events that are held in South Carolina every year.
Under the new collaboration, the NTBA will introduce Pixellot’s youth video and analysis platform Pixellot You to its member teams. Pixellot You integrates with the Pixellot Air mobile camera or with an off-the-shelf action camera for video capture, review and analysis. Pixellot Air is a lightweight, portable device with a dual camera array and direct cloud uploading. It is straightforward to set up on any court and can capture 12 hours of play. Following the games, Pixellot delivers automatically produced video for review, coding, tagging and annotating on a dedicated coaching platform.
Under the new agreement, all NTBA teams can enjoy the game video, automated highlights, in-depth analytics and full video breakdowns, including shots charts and heatmaps.
“We believe in making all our tournaments affordable and Pixellot systems are exactly what we need to add an affordable, rich media aspect to our events,” said John Whitley, president of the National Travel Basketball Association. “Because of the scope of our activity around the country, Pixellot systems will bring a great amount of visibility to all of the NTBA games and be invaluable for scouts and recruiters while keeping family and friends fully in the loop regarding the games their loved ones participate in.”
“Pixellot’s range of solutions that can capture basketball games will revolutionise the way teams coach, play and share their games with family, friends and fans,” said David Shapiro, Pixellot president of North America. “The best thing about our basketball solutions is that they can even be used with any GoPro Hero Black 7 and above. You don’t have to buy a new camera. Teaching through video, giving coaches new insights that are backed by data and enabling families to watch their kids’ games without missing a tournament will be a game changer.”